Young Historian of the Year 2016

An outstanding essay about Aboriginal artist Albert Namatjira has delivered New South Wales student Rachel Wang the prestigious 2016 National Young Historian of the Year Award. Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, presented the Year 9 MLC School, Burwood student with $1000 and a plaque at the National History Challenge awards ceremony at Parliament…

New languages, national rollout to encourage lifelong language learning

Every Australian pre-schooler will have the opportunity to learn a foreign language as the Turnbull Government announced that applications for the popular Early Learning Languages Australia (ELLA) program were open to all Australian preschools. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said in addition to the national roll out of the current five languages, the…

One millionth student visits Canberra

The one millionth Australian school student has visited Capitol Hill in Canberra with the support of the Australian Government’s Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) program. Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham today met students from St Francis de Sales College in Mount Barker, South Australia to help mark the major milestone. Minister Birmingham…